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USMNT advances at CONCACAF U-20 Championship

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The USMNT recovered in group play at the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, advancing to the second group stage.

USMNT 4 – Haiti 1 CONCACAF U-20 Championship

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Brooks Lennon scored a hat trick for the USMNT, needing a comeback to beat Haiti in Group B of the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

USMNT 4 – Haiti 1 CONCACAF U-20 Championship

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Brooks Lennon scored a hat trick for the USMNT, needing a comeback to beat Haiti in Group B of the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

Projecting the Hex: How a year of CONCACAF qualifying *might* play out

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Our look at the Hexagonal and the likeliest path for the USMNT to take one of CONCACAF's automatic qualifying spots for the 2018 World Cup.

USMNT 1 – Jamaica 0

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The USMNT got a goal from Jordan Morris with two goalkeepers sharing the shutout in the 1-0 win over Jamaica in Chattanooga.

Bob Bradley, Jurgen Klinsmann, and the future of American soccer

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Former USMNT coaches Bob Bradley and Jurgen Klinsmann are both considering their next moves, and both will reflect on American soccer as a whole.

Preview: USMNT vs Jamaica

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This is a different January camp for the USMNT and more pressure on a set of friendlies that need to point toward World Cup qualifying.

Q&A with Jonathan Bornstein

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We talk with USMNT player Jonathan Bornstein about his decision to play in Liga MX, his success with Queretaro, and his National Team future.

CONCACAF

Final Stop

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At last, we reach the left wing. This is the end point, be sure to de-board the train. Christian PulisicSebastian LletgetJulian Green In a rather short time, Pulisic has become an obvious starter for this team. Lletget showed in the recent friendlies that he can push up the flank. Green is the emergency bench killer, though I'd probably be more inclined to turn to Arriola or Zusi first at this

Bruce’s first tour: The USMNT’s winding road to Korea/Japan 2002

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Qualifying for the 2002 World Cup wasn't easy for the USMNT. We look back at what it took for Bruce Arena's squad to make it to Korea.

Geoff Cameron

Eights Are Enough

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Okay, I am feeling myself again and ready to get back on the Clipboard program. And so we turn to what is in my book easily the toughest spot to call on the entire field. Were Geoff Cameron healthy, that would free up Michael Bradley to be the sixth player I could happily start in this slot. In fact, when we're all done, I will share a couple of alternate line-ups that hinge on who takes the #8

The #6 Pack

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We pick up the Clipboard with the defensive midfield slot, which considering the circumstances, is a fairly easy group to set in a row.Michael BradleyDaniel WilliamsDax McCartyI'll be honest: if Geoff Cameron was fit and in form, it's likely that he'd take this spot. I still believe that the highest Bradley yield comes when he's in the #8 role with a solid hand behind him to guard the back line

Geoff Cameron speaks out in favor of U.S. travel ban

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Several U.S. Men's National Team players have voiced their frustration with the country's recent travel ban. Geoff Cameron doesn't agree.

Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Cameron voiced his support for the travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump, who signed a recent executive order temporarily banning travelers from seven Muslim-based countries.

Americans Abroad

Terrence Boyd focused on helping Darmstadt avoid relegation

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Terrence Boyd went into the weekend knowing he had a challengingassignment on his hands. Not only was he facingGerman Bundesliga powerhouse Borussia Dortmund, but he was doing sowithout having registered a single shot on goal in his first two official games back from a lengthy injury layoff.

Picault terminates contract with St. Pauli as Union move looms

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The foundation for Fafa Picault's potential move to MLS has been laid for the last two weeks. The 25-year-old took a big step toward a switch to the United States on Tuesday, as 2.Bundesliga side St. Pauli announced that his contract with the club was mutually terminated ahead of a move to the Philadelphia Union.

U.S. Women's National Team

SBI Question of the Day: What do you think of the new U.S. Soccer jerseys?

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Late onValentine's Day, U.S. Soccer released a newred National Team jersey.

The new jersey is all-red design, in a similar style to 2016's National Team jerseys.An altered, all-red crest features on both the jersey and shorts, which also have a single black stripe down the length of the uniform with the sleeves a darker shade of red.

U.S. Soccer unveils new red kit for 2017

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The U.S. Men's and Women's National Team have a new look as they head towards vital matches in the coming months.

U.S. Soccer unveiled a new red Nike kit on Tuesday. The USMNT will begin wearing the kit in March's key World Cup qualifiers against Panama and Honduras while the USWNT will introduce the kit during the SheBelieves Cup, which is set for March 1-7.

Major League Soccer

TFC's Altidore has minor knee inflammation, Bradley ill

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Toronto FC's American Designated Players returned from U.S. Men's National Team duty, but they are not 100 percent fit.

According to Sportsnet, forward Jozy Altidore has minor knee inflammation, while Michael Bradley has an unspecified virus.

Chandler not planning on MLS move in near future

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The wave of returning U.S. Men's National Team players to Major League Soccer will not include one of the top full backs on the depth chart. Timothy Chandler said in an interview with Kicker that he might consider a move to MLS at some point in his career, but not at the moment.

"You think about (MLS)," Chandler said.

Jamaica

USMNT 1, Jamaica 0: The SBI Breakdown

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Following an unconvincing draw in the first game of the renewed Bruce Arena era, the U.S. Men's National Team was in need of some good news. It's not that the initial draw against Serbia was a bad result, but rather because the U.S. was a team in need of a spark as crucial World Cup qualifiers loom.

International friendly recap: USMNT 1–0 Jamaica

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The second game of the Bruce Arena 2.0 Era had a finer sheen than the first, as the US defeated Jamaica, 1–0.

Your USMNT Line-Up v Jamaica

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An interesting side, to be sure. As you know I'm not a fan of this formation, but hopefully they can post a nice "W" against a weakened Reggae Boyz squad. We're ready. Are you? Revealing the #USMNT Starting XI for #USAvJAM. What to know about our lineup: https://t.co/RfBrXm3vef pic.twitter.com/ZWiZZoIPx4 — U.

Jordan Morris

Morris goal helps USMNT close winter camp with a win vs. Jamaica

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For the second straight game, the U.S. Men's National Team was lacking a bit of sharpness on the attacking end, but all it took was one moment of magic to create what turned out to be the game-winner.

Benny Feilhaber's assist sprung Jordan Morris for the game's lone goal as the U.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Jordan Morris

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The U.S. Men's National Team looked to be in danger of going a second straight match without a goal, but Jordan Morris helped keep that from happening when he converted a second-half chance for the winning streak in Friday's 1-0 victory against Jamaica. The goal, along with his tireless work pressing defensively and making countless runs earned him SBI Man of the Match honors.

Bruce Arena

Altidore 'not a fan' of 4-3-3 setup following USMNT draw

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Jozy Altidore understands his role within the U.S. Men's National Team, but the veteran forward was left frustrated by the tactics around him in Sunday's year-opening friendly.

Altidore started centrally in a 4-3-3 on Sunday afternoon as the U.

Arena: March USMNT return not 'realistic' for Dempsey

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Clint Dempsey recently returned to Seattle Sounders training, but Bruce Arena says he doesn't expect the forward to be a part of the U.S. Men's National Team's plans any time soon.

Speaking to ESPN, Arena says Dempsey likely won't be a part of the USMNT squad for March's World Cup qualifiers.

The Rest

Round Up To #10

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We've arrived at the #10 slot. Frankly, I'm just glad the new boss is dedicated to using one. This was a very difficult call between two veteran hands.Benny FeilhaberSacha KljestanLee NguyenUnder close watch: Clint DempseyI'm giving Benny a razor's edge over Inspector Kljouseau™ today, but in all honesty, I could change my mind if asked tomorrow.

Strike A Match

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Today, we move on to the #9 spot. I tend to keep this one more crowded in the wings because forward is such a fickle position. Someone can turn torrid or go to the shelf in a matter of weeks. Even so, the top two remain the same.Jozy AltidoreBobby WoodJuan AgudeloWe shall see: Terrence BoydA lot can happen in a month: Aron Jóhannsson On fitness watch: Gyasi ZardesEmergency numbers: Alan Gordon,

News roundup: USMNT uniform drop, Ayuk’s future, Union scrimmage, more

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Eric Ayuk falling down the depth chart, new red USMNT jersey introduced, Vancouver and NYC announce big signings, more news.

The Magnificent #7

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Guess what... we have a new Clipboard starter on right wing.Fabian JohnsonJordan MorrisPaul ArriolaUseful vet on hand: Graham ZusiOther than the #9 slot, positioning everyone the rest of the way happened after tons of consideration. There's a long list of guys who make excellent options for two spots in the fun half of the field.

USMNT roster for 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship

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The USMNT roster for the CONCACAF U-20 Championship is out. Coach Tab Ramos will use 20 players for the World Cup qualifying tournament.

U.S. Soccer hoping to lock down international commitment from Bayern prospect Tillman

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The name Timothy Tillman may not be familiar to fans of the U.S. Men's National Team just yet, but that should change quickly as the 18-year-old midfielder generates interest from around Europe.

The Bayern Munich youth prospect was linked with Barcelona, according to Goal.com. Tillman's home at the club level isn't the only thing being fought over, as the United States is looking to make the 18-year-old the latest German-American to join up with the Yanks in a camp.

USMNT falls one spot in latest FIFA rankings

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The U.S. Men's National Team didn't allow a goal in two recentfriendlies, but it wasn't enough to prevent a slight drop in the latest FIFA rankings

On the heels ofa draw with Serbia and win over Jamaica, the U.S. fell one spot to 29th in the latest FIFA rankings.

The Right Stuff

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Now that we've kicked off a fresh Clipboard by tackling one position that used to be clear and has become foggy, let's move on to one that has turned from difficult to simple: right back.DeAndre YedlinEric LichajBrad EvansJust in case: Timothy ChandlerI'm not really sure why the Graham Zusi experiment was even necessary, seeing as how we have two England-based guys killin' it in club life.

Following Klinsmann's dismissal, Johnson 'still optimistic' ahead of qualifying

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The first two, and probably most difficult two, matches of the Hexagonal round of World Cup qualification didn't go the U.S. Men's National Team's way, but don't worry, says Fabian Johnson.

Though the USMNT first two matches against Mexico in Columbus and at Costa Rica went poorly, and signaled the end of the Jurgen Klinsmann era for the team, USMNT and Borussia Monchengladbachstar Fabian Johnson told FIFA.

Ebobisse, Adams, Palmer-Brown Among U20 Call-ups

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The road to the U20 World Cup begins in earnest for the United States this week, as Tab Ramos has called in 24 players to a January training camp.

The 11-day training camp in Florida will help Ramos decide who will be named to the 20-man squad for the CONCACAF U20 Championship in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Jones, Kljestan released to clubs after USMNT tie with Serbia

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Two U.S. Men's National Team midfielders will return to their clubs ahead of the upcoming friendly against Jamaica.

New Los Angeles Galaxy signing Jermaine Jones and Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan will return to their clubs after playing in Sunday's0-0 draw with Serbia, United States coach Bruce Arena announced at the postgame press conference.

International friendly recap: USMNT 0–0 Serbia

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The first game in ten years for Bruce Arena fizzles rather than fires, but that's no the worst thing that could have happened.